Strawberry Syrup is easy to make and great on pancakes or french toast.
We went strawberry picking. I took all 3 kids with me.
And everyone had a bucket.
So when you come home with 5 buckets full of strawberries, you need to do something with them fast.
Because you can only eat so many strawberries in one day.
Wash, wash, wash, remove stems, drain, slice then either to the flash freeze tray or into the pot.
For those who have never flash frozen fruit, place on a wax paper covered tray, make sure fruit is in a single layer then into the freezer for about 2 hours, just until fruit is hard. The you can place fruit in freezer bags. I do this when ever I find a great sale on fruit. Orange slices, berries, pineapple, pretty much any fruit with a good juice freezes well.
Time to make the syrup
6 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup water
2-3 cups sugar
In a large sauce pan place berries and water
Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
.Your berries will start to create their own juice. Use a potato masher to mash strawberries.
Continue to simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally, then mash again.
(I place about half of my mixture into a blender and puree to reduce lumps and seeds)
Add sugar. Use sugar to taste depending on how sweet your berries are. Use at least the minimum 2 cups to create a good syrup.
Bring to a boil but make sure to stir or you’ll have a terrible mess on your stove. Reduce heat down to low, let cook for about 5 minutes more then ladle into jars.
You know this stuff is good when your youngest offers to help clean up.
Yes, she licked that pot clean.